Declan Burke

    Leisure Club Manager

    I manage The Ardilaun Leisure Club with the help of a wonderful team of sales and leisure instructors.

    I am a fitness enthusiast who has spent over 20 years involved with leisure clubs and promoting health and fitness in the sporting sector. I have gained vast amounts of experience in membership control and fitness trends and I enjoy being on the ground floor observing, meeting and greeting the members and guests of the club.

    At the Ardilaun we believe in creating a homely facility that incorporates great rapport between staff and customers and delivering this brand on a consistent basis.

    I hope to see you soon in the club looking after your Health and Fitness as we all know Your Health Is Your Wealth.

    Barbara Cashen

    Leisure Club Sales & Accounts Manager / Hotel Social Media & Digital Marketing Manager

    I have been part of The Ardilaun team since 2008 and oversee the sales, accounts, marketing, photography and social media of the club. I am also the Social Media & Digital Marketing Manager for the hotel so every day is go, go, go...

    However, the most enjoyable part of my job is meeting the customers, having the chats and insuring they have a happy experience here at the leisure club.

    The biggest motivation for me is seeing people realizing their potential. You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great and we have a wonderful team of fitness instructors here to help you on your way!

    For membership queries send me an email at [email protected]

    Viktoria Szalmasne-Karako

    Leisure Club Assistant Manager / Lifeguard / Class Instructor

    I have been working here at the club since 2015, having started off as a cleaner I progressed to where I am now – leisure club assistant manager! I really enjoy my job and love the variation of my role, I also love teaching circuits classes, come along to one of my classes!

    When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family and love working out.

    Always happy to say hello and have a chat with members, so please say hi.

    Cliona Hynes

    Fitness Instructor | Class Instructor | Personal Trainer

    My passion is to motivate, inspire and encourage people to love exercise as much as I do and to help people become the best versions of themselves.

    If you're looking for some advice in the gym, book in for a fitness assessment at the desk and I can go through some exercises with you.

    Martin Carr

    Gym Instructor | Class Instructor

    Martin believes health and fitness is a conscious lifestyle choice necessary for longevity and happiness, and his goal at The Ardilaun is to help you our members achieve this.

    Tara Walsh

    Swim Teacher / Lifeguard

    I am a very calm yet enthusiastic individual, I really enjoy working in the gym environment and meeting members. I am a swim teacher here in the club.

    Outside of The Ardilaun, I am an SNA teacher and CrossFit trainer.

    I look forward to seeing you in the club.

    Emmet Walsh

    Lifeguard / Club Attendant

    Hi, I'm Emmet (the other Emmet), I'm currently in school and work part time at The Ardilaun Leisure Club. In my spare time I enjoy playing Rugby and Gaelic Football and working out in the gym.

    Ailbhe Ferguson

    Leisure Club Attendant / Pool Lifeguard

    Hi, I'm currently in school and work part time here at The Ardilaun, I'm one of the newest team members and I'm really enjoying meeting all the friendly members.

    Jasmine Gavin

    Leisure Club Attendant / Pool Lifeguard

    Hi, I'm Jasmine and I'm currently doing the Leaving Cert. I've only recently joined the team but I'm really enjoying it.

    I'm looking forward to meeting you all over the next few weeks.

    Holly Connors

    Leisure Club Attendant

    Hi, I'm Holly and I'm a part time leisure club attendant here in the club.

    Looking forward to seeing you in the club

    David Gilmartin

    Leisure Club Attendant / Lifeguard

    Hi I' am a student and I'm currently in school and work part time as a leisure club attendant here in the club. My family have always been members and I learnt how to swim here when I was younger so it's great to be able to work here, everyone is so friendly.

    Lile Connors

    Leisure Club Attendant

    Hi, I'm Lile, I'm currently still in school and work part time as a leisure attendant.

    Make sure to say hi!

    Sean O’Connor

    Leisure Club Attendant / Pool Lifeguard

    Hi I'm Sean and I started here at The Ardilaun a few months ago. I'm really enjoying it.

    You will mainly see me at the weekends as I am in school during the week.


    Leisure Club Attendant

    Hi, I'm Leila and I'm super adorable 🙂

    I love attention and I like to be petted (but not too much), I've tried visiting other clubs but there is no where more paw-some than The Ardilaun. My real hoomans are actual members of the club and live close by but there is this crazy cat who works in the office and she calls me her 'baby' (she also thinks I'm a girl, I'm not!) but I kinda roll with it because she gets me the best food (don't tell my hoomans!).

    You'll often find me sitting outside the main door, I'm really just supervising and keeping an eye on all the boys and girls making sure they don't run around the car park, cars are dangerous and you have to be very careful! For fun, I chase the dogs away, even the big ones are scared of me 😉

    Purr-haps I will see you around the club. (only outdoors of course) p.s I like treats (dreamies or whiskas are my favs)